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SFGTV2
Jul 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT
] and now, everyone, please join the san francisco symphony and our chief of protocol, charlotte schulz, here on stage in welcoming our host, mayor edwin m. lee and first lady anita lee, and the man of the our, our special guest, mr. tony bennett. [applause] -- the man of the our -- the man of the hour, our special guest, mr. tony bennett. [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] that is the way you make an entrance, right? [applause] well, mayor lee, mrs. lee, and honored guests, for 50 years, the sounds of tony bennett and his rendition of "i left my heart in san francisco" has said to the world that this city by the bay is the capital of love, beauty, and a unique style that made it one of the plan its tourist destinations. mr. bennett, your voice is the voice of san francisco, and this is your day. [applause] we have a fantastic program for you today. we have some local singers inspired by mr. bennett's career, and they will pay tribute to mr. bennett in song. tony bennett, your dedication to young people is known through countless projects such as your exploring the arts foundat
SFGTV2
Jul 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT
lucky in san francisco. we have a mayor who has moved through the tears of prepared as an goddess ready to go. we get a little more prepared every day. god bless to the survivors. >> thank you. >> it is a minute of silence at 5-11. -- 51:11 p.m. let's have a moment of silence for a minute right now. [siren] >> i think the fitting way to end this germany first of all, -- this ceremony first of all. there will be playing. everybody have their words right here? i will give the countdown. as we hang the reece, i will give you a count here. have a look at me. 1, 2, 3, 4, 1. ♪ [singing] ♪ ♪ >> a great day, everybody. thank you. the san francisco chornicle. and the history association. and the neighborhood emergency response team. the american red cross. and thanks for making this happen. i want to invite everyone to go to 20th in church or -- and church. and we will meet up. we may skirt the law and serve something before 6:00 a.m. the bookmobile, where are they? >> i have my cheat sheet here which i cannot find. the library has been here after great disasters. there has -- is a s
SFGTV2
Jul 7, 2012 11:30pm PDT
thank-you for all he has done for this city. >> tony bennett, a household word in san francisco, and for me, all the years i have lived in this city, tony bennett has been like the next door neighbor. wherever i am, whether it is paris, whether it is wrong, whether it is nice, whether it is beijing -- whether it is rome, whether it is shanghai, whether it is some place in africa or some place in russia. if i say, ♪ i left my heart ♪ they immediately say tony and them. that means the national anthem for san francisco and literally for america have come from this extraordinarily talented human being. >> ♪ i left my heart in san francisco ♪ >> ok, here we are down memory lane. we are at the at&t park, home of the san francisco giants. as you know, we sing your song after every win of the giants, so we have been sitting here a lot. you were here in 2011 for the opening, and you sang your song, and guess what? we won the world series. so, tony, we want you back. [applause] >> tony bennett has said his song "i left my heart in san francisco" changed his whole life. well, it has aff
SFGTV2
Jul 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, an expression of their love for you and for san francisco. i like to read to you just such an expression. this is a letter inspired by you and your song, the winning entry in the love letter to san francisco contest, sponsored by sf travel. if i may -- "dear sf -- can i call you sf? i remember the first time i was in your presence. age nine. even on your surface, you enchanted me and i never quite recovered. i did not truly fall in love until i spent my 22nd birthday with you. i explore the depths of chinatown. i toured the rock and froze my but off at a giants game in june. i was hooked. unfortunately, i had plans. plans with that boy in missouri, but how i was wrong to leave you. when i found out he was cheating, i ran to you and you took me in without asking questions. i packed my bags and never looked back. every day, i love you more and more. you had made me the happiest girl in the world and given me a real love. i want to spend my life with you exploring every corner and the depths of your soul. i cannot imagine being with any other city. thank you for saving my life. y
SFGTV2
Jun 30, 2012 11:30pm PDT
ringer of the cable cars for 10 years, and he was there on that day, so what happened? >> i had the honor and privilege of meeting mr. bennett. he wrote on my car with me, and we've run down the high-speed hill with the turnarounds, and he sang a few lines of "i left my heart." >> that song? >> yes, and i just wanted to tell him thank-you for all he has done for this city. >> tony bennett, a household word in san francisco, and for me, all the years i have lived in this city, tony bennett has been like the next door neighbor. wherever i am, whether it is paris, whether it is wrong, whether it is nice, whether it is beijing -- whether it is rome, whether it is shanghai, whether it is some place in africa or some place in russia. if i say, ♪ i left my heart ♪ they immediately say tony and them. that means the national anthem for san francisco and literally for america have come from this extraordinarily talented human being. >> ♪ i left my heart in san francisco >> ok, here we are down memory lane. we are at the at&t park, home of the san francisco giants. as you know, we sing your song after every win of the giants, so we have been sitting here a lot. you were here in 2011 for the opening, and you sang your song, and guess what? we won the world series. so, tony, we want you back. [applause] >> tony bennett has said his song "i left my heart in san francisco" changed his whole life. well, it has affected our lives as well. from the first time tony sang this beautiful love song to every time we hear it sweet sounds after a winning giants game, it deepens our love for our home town and for tony bennett. >> ♪ above the blue >> here we are above the blue and windy city been -- sea in your city by the bay. remember 25 years ago, you were to come here and sing with the san francisco symphony for the 50th anniversary of the golden gate bridge -- you were before me at the theater, and you may remember that this place was really filled with people, thousands and thousands of people that came to celebrate. and you could not get through the crowd. so i said, cassette and ok, let's get a helicopter land it in front of city hall -- "ok, let's get a helicopter, led it in front of city hall." they said you were afraid of helicopters, and i said to blindfold you. magically, you got here and sang your song. when you sang "i left my heart in san francisco" and the cascade of fireworks came over the bridge, it was a moment -- i'm getting chill bumps -- it was a moment to remember. >> i wish i were still mayor of san francisco to be able to be the one that gives you the key to the city, but what i can show you is a painting that goes a ways back. it was in 1983, i think. both of us on a newly restored cable car, and celebrating the return of the cable cars and also "i left my heart in san francisco." you have helped put san francisco on the map and kept it there with that beautiful song. thank you and congratulations. >> in san francisco >> i guess you recognize where i am. you left your heart and lots of memories for thousands and thousands of patrons for the san francisco symphony. most recently, you were here with k.d. lang and you all were having the best time. it was for the black and white ball, and you made us have a wonderful time, as you always have. what i really remember is when you were here, sitting right up there was her royal majesty queen elizabeth of england. you made her smile. you made her laugh. the show was by beach blanket babylon and cast of about 1000. mary margaret sanger "getting to know all about you" and you ended the show with your song, "i left my heart in san francisco." you have left it here, but please come back many times because your heart is waiting for you here, and so are we. much love. thank you. >> thank you. >> it has been the height of my career to welcome you here. >> so nice to have you with us again. >> ♪ your golden sun will shine for me ♪ [applause] >> 50 years of "i left my heart in san francisco." phenomenal. lot of san franciscans have left a big part of their hearts with you, and one of those is the man who leads our world champion san francisco giants. that is championships' problem -- championship bling right there. i want to bring up to the stage now my boss, the man who leads your san francisco giants, and your biggest fan, mr. larry bvaer -- baer. >>thanks renel. tony's recording is a huge part of not just the city tradition but the san francisco giants tradition. since we have been in the new ball park, it has been played a total of 573 times after giants wins, including playoff wins and including world series wins. [applause] importantly, you know, we almost lost the giants. in 1993, we made some desperate calls to tony when the team was saved, and we asked tony -- there is only one person that could kick off the new generation, the new era of giants baseball on opening day in 1993, and that was tony bennett. he sang "god bless america" and "i left my heart in san francisco" on that date. it was an unbelievable day. it brought down the house, as did your performance at the all- star game. as did your performance at the world series. you are a huge part of the san francisco giants. as we all know, you have not arrived until you have your own bobblehead. [laughter] last year, we created a created abobblehea -- a tony bennett bobblehead for tony bennett night. it has a voice chip, and when you push the head, it sings "i left my heart in san francisco." tony painted a heart, part of the heroes with hart's program, and it is permanently on display at union square. next time you are at union square, check it out. it is really quite beautiful. it is only fitting that on this 50th anniversary, we create a permanent place in honor of tony at our ball park. we are going to rename suite 1, the most majestic in the park, sweeping views of the day and the city -- it is now going to be the tony bennett suite. come by for a visit. [applause] we love you, tony. [applause] >> thank you, larry. i have to find a way to make it down to that sweet this season -- suite this season. i think we know the most popular place to watch a giant game is going to be this city. our city is blessed with many wonderful one-of-a-kind institutions that are no less part of san francisco than the golden gate bridge, such as the world's longest-running musical revue, "beach blanket babylon." yes. [applause] so we have a special treat for you today. "beach blanket babylon" together with mayor lee have created a special musical tribute to tony bennett in honor of all the things he has done to our city -- done for our city. i'm honored to present this to our friend, tony bennett. ♪ >> ♪ the fabulous tony bennett home the world all seems to know sang a song about this town and it left our city of low -- aglow grammy awards, and the awards, and a kennedy nominate a star on hollywood and vine all to honor his legacy he's a painter his picasso he's got the class of fred astaire and today, we are gathered here to show you just how much we care you hold our hearts in san francisco so many songs you've sung to me and the rags to riches what a sound and a man who sings never retire of san francisco i love your album "duets" both i and ii for there is no one quite like you you are the heart of san francisco one of the greats we know it's true for when you graced us -- our town of san francisco our golden sun will shine on new -- you ♪ [applause] mr. bennett. ♪ it only takes a tiny corner of this great big world to find a place that you love you have brought us so much joy you are a golden boy we love to have you here in our great towner of -- town of san francisco open your golden gates san francisco here is your wondering words singing other places only make me love you better you are the heart of all the gold in the world san francisco welcome me home again i'm coming home ♪ [applause] >> keep the applause going for the fabulous lisa malone. that was just terrific. [applause] i almost wore the same thing today. [laughter] would have been so awkward. [laughter] no, she was fantastic. now, everyone, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our host, the 43rd mayor of the city and county of san been cisco, the honorable edwin m. lee -- the 43rd mayor of the city and county of san francisco. [applause] mayor lee: wow, welcome to city hall. and thank you, beach blanket babylon. what a wonderful performance. let's give her another hand. that was just fantastic. when i started being mayor of the city, i turned to our protocol officer and said, "you know, charlotte, we are going to do a lot of work this year, but these years forthcoming, as we work hard, i want to also have fun. isn't this fun? all right. [applause] this is our 50th anniversary of the wonderful song, "i left my heart in san francisco." tony, it is wonderful for you to be here and grace us and honor us with your presence. your 17 grammys are just so unprecedented. you just won two more this past week, and what a wonderful career. congratulations, tony. i want to thank our school of the arts. i want to thank our boys and girls choruses. thank you. wonderful performances. it is a fitting tribute that our boys and girls choruses and ouryouth -- our yout are here today to perform because they reflect tony's dedicated career to ensure the future of arts education. we have seen what he has done and seen what his support is, and he is encouraging youth to be leaders on and off the stage, to make sure they grow up with the values and the shared values that he has. this is such a wonderful opportunity. i also want to thank some of the school kids especially here today. we have kids from our tenderloin community school. thank you for being here. [applause] all right. we also have, for the first time, at the request of -- the idea ofcesa -- that cesar chavez elementary school wanted us to webcast this live, so we did it for them. wherever you are, welcome. [applause] tony, for 50 years, you have helped us not only remember a great song, but whenever any of us leave our town, we always come back and call san francisco our home. i know we talked a little earlier and tried to recall that wonderful initiation where in 1961, you first sang that song in the venetian room up at the fairmont. little did you know at the time that then mayor george christopher was in the audience with joe alioto. it was such a marvelous performance that when joe became mayor, he adopted that as one of our two official anthems. thank you for performing first in san francisco. [applause] tony, you have helped us celebrate so many milestones in our city. you have helped us after earthquakes to come back and revive the spirit of our wonderful city. you have designed the wonderful art pieces to raise funds for those who need that service. you help us to reopen. after earthquakes, you have helped us climb -- not half way, you have helped us climb all the way to the stars with the -- a nation of our cable cars. you have just -- i in your career, you have generated more love and more nostalgic for our bay area -- more nostalgia for our bay area than all the songs and all the movies and all the television shows associated with us combine. for that reason -- it is really for that reason, tony, that it is my pleasure if you would please come up, to declare today, valentine's day, february 14, 2012, as tony bennett day in san francisco. [applause] and also, on behalf of all of us and with all of our love and with all of our hearts together, to present to you the key to the city of san francisco. [applause] >> would you like to say a few words? you have 45 minutes. [laughter] >> well, i would like to thank mr. ralph sharon, my great friend and musician, for finding this song. i was in little rock, arkansas, and we were on our way for the first time in my life. he found a song, and he said, "why don't we do this in san francisco?" i said ok, and i have no idea, but there was a bartender who said, cassette and i don't mean to interrupt your rehearsal, but if you record that song, i'm going to be the first customer -- "i don't mean to interrupt your rehearsal, but if you record that song, i'm going to be the first customer." as i started singing it, the people came up and said, "you have to record the song immediately." i always thought it would be a local song in the area, but the fact that it has become such an international song throughout the world -- everybody loves it, and they love this city. it reminds me of one time when i was playing the fairmont hotel, gorbachev from russia with here and travel throughout the whole united states and in front of the company could tell, i was listening to him speak about san francisco. he said, "i traveled to every city in the united states, and i was disappointed with what i saw. there was not one city that i liked, but as far as i'm concerned, san francisco is so beautiful that i would like to design 15 cities in russia that look like san francisco." [laughter] and he was right. [applause] my wonderful wife, my family is here. i'm thrilled. thank you very much. i must say -- excuse me, i have to mention one thing. i have never seen anything in my life as beautiful as these young people. [applause] you stand so beautiful. [applause] -- you sang so beautiful. [applause] >> it is tony bennett day in san francisco. [applause] just fantastic. now, before we leave here today, just one more time, let's hear that special song one more time, now performed by the talented san francisco gay men's chorus, who will be joined by -- yes -- who will be joined by all of our performers here today and then all of you. you can sing ong by following the lyrics on the screens. ladies and gentlemen, the san francisco gay men's chorus. [applause] ♪ >> ♪ the loveliness of paris seems some house sadly -- somehow sadly gay the glory that was rome is of another day i've been terribly alone and four got 10 -- forgotten in manhattan i'm going home to my city by the day -- city by the bay ♪ >> and now it is your turn. >> ♪ i left my heart in san francisco high on a hill it calls to me to be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars in the morning fog may chill the air i don't care my love waits there in san francisco of of the blue and windy see -- above the blue and windy sea when i come home to you san francisco your golden sun will shine for me ♪ [applause] >> very nice job, everybody. well, as we close here today, mr. bennett, you have always had the key to our hearts. now you have the key to our city. we hope to see you back here soon in your city by the bay. thank you for this wonderful gift you have given us all these y
SFGTV
Jul 19, 2012 1:30pm PDT
one, the san francisco commission. >> i believe both applicants are here today. i will call you in the order that you are on the agenda. >> can you hear me ok? chairperson kim: yes. our format is pretty similar, but we ask that you cover in a couple of minutes, briefly, your background, and some of your priorities if you are appointed. >> good afternoon. thank you for the opportunity to present my qualifications your -- to you. i am with the drug policy alliance, a national organization that provides alternatives to punitive drug laws. at the national, state, and local level. for 15 years in california, drug policy alliance has been involved in some of the nation's most progressive criminal- justice reform efforts, as i mentioned, in the nation, including creating the largest treatment amphetamine incarceration program, working on the rehabilitation act of 2008, which is designed to evaluate criminal sentences, as well as reducing prison overcrowding that was occurring at the time. as well as working on the state level legislation and reducing penalties for drug possession. from it
SFGTV2
Jul 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
this evening. very well known as the first asian-american mayor in san francisco history. mayor lee championed balancing the budget to keep san francisco safe, solvents, and successful. he reformed city pensions. his focus is on economic development, job creation, and building san francisco's future. a great job, especially for helping out families. we want to keep families here. i also wanted to mention a little bit of his past. he was born in 1952 in the beacon hill neighborhood of seattle, washington. his parents immigrated to the u.s. from china and the 1930's. his father fought in world war ii and worked as a cook. he passed away when the mayor was 15. his mother was a seamstress and a waitress. mayor lee has five siblings, he graduated from college in maine, he also went to uc- berkeley law school and finished in 1978. he and his wife have two daughters. i also want to mention, prior to becoming mayor, one of the key points in his contributions to the community is after he completed law school, he worked as a managing attorney for the san francisco asian law caucus, where he w
SFGTV2
Jul 15, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked paprika and some nice smoked jalapeno peppers. i am going to stew them up and get a nice savory, smoky, fishy, tomatoy, spicy broth. >> bring it on. how are you feeling? >> i feel good. i spent the $20 and have a few pennies less. i am going to go home and cook. i will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend together. it will be delicious. when i could, i will try to make healthy meals with fresh ingred
SFGTV2
Jul 26, 2012 6:30am PDT
than the technology industry to see what is driving san francisco's knowledge economy. goo mayor lee wants to make san francisco the technology capital of the world. as a result, not only did twitter the site tuesday in san francisco, a company acquired of market square property and is in the process of turning it into 1.2 million square feet of renovated office space that will include over 100,000 square feet of retail. someday soon up to 10,000 people could be working in markets where -- market square or the plan residences within a two- block area, so a payroll tax exemption can truly revitalize the entire area. if you have any questions involving technology, we have some cards. write down your questions, and remember, you can tweet with us. our moderator this morning has spent her career discovering great entrepreneurs in tech hot spots all over the planet. lacey wrote the definitive spoke not on the web 2.0 movement and released her latest book last month. it is a great boat. formerly, lacy was a staff writer for business week, a senior editor of tech crunch, and now she is the
SFGTV2
Jul 22, 2012 12:00pm PDT
forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend together. it will be delicious. when i could, i will try to make healthy meals with fresh ingredients, whatever is in season and local. those juicy, fresh tomatoes will take about an hour to cook down into a nice sauce. this is a good time to make our fish stock. we will take a step that seems like trash and boil it up in water and make a delicious and they speed up my parents were great clerics, and we had wonderful food. family dinners are very important. any chance you can sit down together and have a meal together, it is great communal atmosphere. one of the things i like the most is the opportunity to be creative. hello. anybody with sets their mind to it can cut. always nice to start chopping some vegetables and x and the delicious. all this double in view is this broth with great flavor. but your heart into it. make something tha
SFGTV
Jul 23, 2012 12:00am PDT
>> good afternoon, and welcome to the regular rules committee for july 19th, 2012. i will be chairing the meeting today. i will be joined by supervisor farrell and supervisor campos. the committee but like to acknowledge the staff at sf gov tv for making our transcript's available to the public at each of our meetings. >> please turn off all cell phones and electronic devices. items acted upon today will appear on the july 30th -- july 24th supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated item number one, the san francisco commission. >> i believe both applicants are here today. i will call you in the order that you are on the agenda. >> can you hear me ok? chairperson kim: yes. our format is pretty similar, but we ask that you cover in a couple of minutes, briefly, your background, and some of your priorities if you are appointed. >> good afternoon. thank you for the opportunity to present my qualifications your -- to you. i am with the drug policy alliance, a national organization that provides alternatives to punitive drug laws. at the national, state, and local level. for 15 years in california, drug policy alliance has been involved in some of the nation's most progressive criminal- justice reform efforts, as i mentioned, in the nation, including creating the largest treatment amphetamine incarceration program, working on the rehabilitation act of 2008, which is designed to evaluate criminal sentences, as well as reducing prison overcrowding that was occurring at the time. as well as working on the state level legislation and reducing penalties for drug possession. from its inception, we had an office in san francisco, and we have been involved in multiple initiatives to make san francisco a model city. our wo providing funds to the d.a.'s office for the bike and track program, of working with various tax -- task forces, working to crackdown on medical marijuana, and working with medical marijuana access for patients. my commitment to criminal- justice reform began early. i grew up in south africa. for more than seven years i've been involved in a wide range of criminal justice reform issues reforming the system, and especially focusing on drug policy. i believe that is where the disparate impact on communities of color as the most impact. this accounts for the exponential growth of our jail and prison system. the united states, and even california, is the leading a greater in the world. a -- incarcerator in the world. many are in jail for drug or possession offenses. it is important to have someone with a drug policy background sitting on the commission. you cannot go right -- go wrong in that regard, because the kel applicant also works on these issues, and i have the highest regard for him, having worked with him and on several years. my experience in reforming criminal-justice policies runs the gamut from pre-arrest to post-conviction release. i have evaluated sentencing laws, practices, and outcomes. i have drafted legislation. i have drafted measures. i have been involved in a cost- effective sentencing reforms that reduce the length of time that someone is incarcerated without jeopardize in public safety. our draconian laws can be as devastating as a primary punishment and strikes at the heart of a person's ability to reintegrate into a community. moreover, drug policies have had a devastating and definite impact on communities of color. unfortunately, san francisco is not estranged from this problem. i will be wrapping up shortly. we uncovered a four decade old pattern of law enforcement practices by the police department. the reason i highlight this is to show that african-americans are 19 times more likely to be arrested for drug-related offenses. >> if i may -- i'm glad you're outlining a lot of problems. for us, i think we are more interested in hearing what you would like to do in serving on the commission. >> that leads me directly into the next point and great to make. drug policy and drug enforcement is a critical area in san francisco, and local counties can make a difference in criminal justice outcomes. despite state laws and federal laws, the local community can do something to affect criminal justice outcomes, and the sentencing commission is the best position to uncover the disparate arrest rates and uncover a solution. in san francisco, the bite best program that you are probably all familiar with, the undercover officers perform drug operations to try to catch drug dealers, but surveys show only 1% of those actually caught up in his professional -- profession are dealers. most of the people caught up in the system are engaging in low- level sales. or they are doing it for -- or they are economically marginalized. one change incentives in that we could explore for the city has been implemented in seattle. it is a pre-booking diversion program. it provides law enforcement officers some tools and community-based alternative to incarceration and arrest and booking. and it is all community-based treatment. the sentencing commission can come up with some innovative solutions, evaluate the practices in the city, find out how to efficiently invest in a law enforcement resources, and at the same time, prevent people from being caught up in the net of the criminal-justice system about which we all know is a revolving door. once they are caught in it, it is hard to get out. to conclude my would like to urge members to vote in favor of my point to the commission. my experience and passion for reforming criminal justice policy would make me an excellent fit for the commission. i thank you for your time. >> thank you. we do have a question from supervisor campos. supervisor campos: thank you for your interest. and for your impressive resume. this is a question for you, and for allen harper -- alan hopper. i'm wondering if you can speak to your experience and commitment to san francisco, notwithstanding the presidency waiver. >> i have a history of working in san francisco. i internet the public defender's office here in the city. i worked at a homeless policy organization in san francisco, assistant city in applying for federal money to fund homeless services. i reside in the east bay, but we do have a san francisco office. i work very closely with the office. we work on san francisco's city initiatives. despite my residency, i have a strong connection to san francisco. san francisco does -- does have the ability to be a model for california and for the nation, and i would like to be part of this process with the sentencing commission. thank you supervisor campos: -- thank you. supervisor campos: thank you. so, you do work and live outside of san francisco? >> yes, i do. chairperson kim: next we have mr. allen hopper. >> good afternoon. i have worked with her for many years. you cannot go wrong today. i am honored to be considered for the commission. it is an incredibly important commission and, in fact, historical time in the state of california. we have the potential to significantly reformed the criminal-justice system and change the way we deal with the low-level non-violent offenders. live at 30 years of failed incarceration policies throughout the state that have taken as to the brink of fiscal disaster. i will give you a little bit of information about my background and what i think would be most important to get started with, with the sentencing commission. i mean 1992 graduate of uc-davis law school. my entire career has been focused on the criminal-justice system. in one way or another i began at -- in one way or another. i began as a public defender. i then worked for the california appellate project, which is a non-profit established by the state bar and the supreme court to provide assistance and expertise to the lawyers who represent folks on death row in their appeals. i then worked for the national aclu. i was the litigation director for the drug reform project. for the past two years i've worked for the aclu here in northern california in san francisco. our office is down on drug street. now i am not a litigator. my focus is now entirely on policy work and realignment. shortly after i got to the aclu in northern california, governor brown revealed his realignment proposal. we immediately recognized this as an opportunity for significantly changing the way we think about and deal with criminal justice, especially the lowest level offenders. we have one of the highest recidivism rate in the country in california, nearly 70% of the people who go into our criminal justice system and are incarcerated blowback within three years of release. it is clear that simply focusing on incarceration has not worked. it does not make us safer and is costing us too much money. within a couple of weeks, literally after the realignment legislation was enacted last july, we released a report, the aclu did, that analyze the new law and the sentencing discretion that it grants to local sheriffs in terms of food to incarcerate and hutu release. we proposed a set of recommendations for county-level officials to consider as they implemented realignment. we-and much heard that across the state and are continuing to do so. we issued a second report that we send to this committee, and i hope that you received it. we analyzed what cat -- what counties are doing around the state. they have a huge amount of discretion in how to implement realignment and are doing it in different ways. counties traditionally have relied on state prison for these low-level offenses. they're using the money that they got for the state to increase their capacity to incarcerate at the local level. san francisco has not done that. there is the potential for san francisco to be a model for the rest of the state, and indeed, the rest of the nation. i'm hoping that all of you saw the front page san francisco article chronic -- chronicle article on monday. if not, i will be happy to provide you with that. i was struck by the comments of people across the spectrum in the governmental structure you're dealing with criminal justice. it is unparalleled to anywhere else in the state. you have the district attorney's office, the public defender's office, the sheriff, the chief of police, the chief probation officer all indicating in their comments and actions that they truly do embrace the intention of realignment, which is to develop alterative ways of dealing with the lowest level offenses that are not just focusing on incarceration. at the aclu, we're working both to push back against what we see as the worst excesses -- we are trying to push back at the counties that are just using it as an opportunity to expand their jail capacity. but at the same time, we want to find and highlight for the state those counties that are doing it right. the san francisco is really doing it right and has the potential to be a model. that is not to say there will not be challenges. san francisco has one of the two or three cities in the country, one of the highest disparities in drug arrests. i have lived in the bay area for most of my adult life. it shocks me that is the case here in san francisco. also, judges, even in san francisco, have been so far slowed to embrace these options that are available to them. they need to be pushed to structure a sentence with their new authority to allow people not to spend all their time in jail, but also to be properly supervised and given the opportunities that they need in between the time that they are released from jail and back into the communities. in addition to focusing on san francisco and the implementation of realignment here, one of the things that iambs -- i am excited about the sentencing potential -- the sentencing commission's potential to do is to make recommendations to the state for better ways to implement realignment. i have appeared before various state bodies, including the board for state community corrections, and lobbied for changes front -- for changes in the funding formula by which the state determines how much money the county's debt. san francisco came out better the second time around, but they're still need to be changes to incentivize counties to move away from incarceration. realignment is not the half. -- is not enough. the aclu in seattle was deeply involved in establishing the program. i would like to see something like that here, where an initial decision is made by a police officer to refer someone rather than booking them into jail. to refer them to a program or some other type of treatment facility. and you do not even incur the cost of the initial booking process and the other court costs. the last thing i will mention is, dealing with people pre- trial is a huge problem in this state, including in san francisco. nearly 70% of those in our jails are there because they have been convicted of nothing at all. they are their pre-trial before their day in court. and that an enormous cost to the county, $100 a day or more, to incarcerate someone. it is much cheaper to develop effective pre-trial programs so we can release those people that can afford to pay bail, and also those that are not a danger to the community and may not be able to afford bail. i am optimistic about this opportunity and i am honored to be considered for appointment. speaking to your question, supervisor campos, i have lived in the bay area most of my adult life. i've lived in the mission ended north beach. i currently live in marin. my father-in-law has medical issues and his doctors are there and we live there to be close to him. but i work in san francisco and i consider this my home. >> how many years did you live in san francisco? >> i graduated from law school in 1982 and i moved here then. i've lived here until a couple of years in the late 1990's when i lived in sacramento for a couple of years. that was back in the city and that i was in mill valley before moving to santa cruz for the past six years. i would say seven, eight years. chairperson kim: i see no questions for mr. hopper. thank you. >> thank you. chairperson kim: i will open it up for public comment on this item. if you would like to speak, two minutes. mr. hyde. commissioner, thank you for being here. >> it is good to be here again. i'm glad i'm not doing the presentation this time. i am representing the harvey milk, lgbt democratic club. one of the biggest issues we are working on this year is drug policy. the organization has asked me to come here and offer our backing for backingnaidu for this position -- backing ms. naidu for this item. >> thank you. in the time i have worked for her and known her as a person and as a professional, it is your intellectual brilliance. she is the go to person in our organization for legislative drafting on criminal-justice issues. we need to turn to her for anything. she is so insightful. her turnaround time is quicker than i could ever come up with. her ideas are just so the cute and rarely thoughtful and compassionate. the other thing that really speaks to me is a multi-cultural intuition. she was born and raised in south africa. there is something that comes from being raised in a multicultural country that i cannot compare with that thoughtfulness. it is remarkable every time i have spoken with her. i think that is important. when we speak about incarceration, in particular. her level of empathy, that is more important than anything else. i highly recommend her. supervisor kim: thank you for being here. public comment is not closed on this item. -- is now closed on this item. we do have two applicants. it is the only seed that the board of supervisor and points to the sentencing commission. under the guidelines, the board of supervisors selects a sentencing experts. i think that in this case, if we do not have the sentencing expert that is a san francisco resident, the particular assets may be appropriate to apply for a residency waiver. supervisor campos: thank you. i want to thank both applicants. it is always impressive when people want to serve the city and county. i have to say that the hardest thing about this appointment is that you have two outstanding candidates. i do not know, to be honest, if it is easy to say who is better because each one of you bring something very unique to this position. each one of you would do a stellar job. we do have to make a choice. given the fact that this is something that has been very important to me, making sure that we have more women and more people of color in these roles, i am leaning towards ms. naidoo. that is not anything negative to say about mr. hopper. i think he is an excellent candidate. i think there but seeking a residency waiver. -- they are both seeking a residency waiver. mr. hopper has lived in san francisco before. i think both of these individuals have a connection to the city. i am not worried about a residency waiver in that case. that is where i am right now. supervisor farrell: the worst part of being on this committee is you have to pick between some qualified candidates. both of you are incredibly impressive. i think i will absolutely bowed to the judgment of the group. my issue is having san franciscans here. for me, having someone who works in san francisco on a daily basis, that takes nothing away from everything you are doing, at that would be important to me. i have said no to a candidate before you have come before us on the face of the residency waiver requirements, we are the city and county of san francisco and i think it is important of local folks here. that would be my comments. i will throw it back to supervisor kim. i will happily support what is the will of this body. thank you for coming forward. >> i will be happy to support either one as well. that is why chairs of committees get paid the big bucks. supervisor kim. supervisor kim: i was hoping there would be some consensus. we occasionally have these moments where we are equally divided between both candidates. that is the case. you were great in terms of being good about coming to the board and having to manage the speak for you. regarding the point about the residency waiver, it helps to know about your relationships and connections with the city. with mr. hopper, i appreciate that you have lived in san francis
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artist whose career as a choreographer and producer who began in 1981 right here in san francisco. welcome. [applause] next i would like to call another community grand marshal, who is a director of community outreach here in san francisco. another community ron marshall, sister romano. \ [applause] she has been 25 years with the sisters. another grand marshal, olga. \ that she is the executive director of the chicana and latino commission. morningstar is a folk artist, a veteran, and community builder. the representative is coming up right here. [applause] our final community grand marshal, mr. gary virginia. [applause] he is an activist and 25-year hiv survivor who is also one of the co-founders. [applause] >> who did i miss? i got all excited seeing all these people, i forgot brokoke. if you could come join us, brooke oliver. i am like, where is she? is it, this is you. one moment while we pass these out. sister roma, olga, and morning star. thank you, and our final one, gary. ladies and gentlemen, this is the pride of san francisco. [applause] mr. brown, they all want a picture with yo
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Jul 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
>> tonight marks the eighth anniversary of small business week in san francisco. wells fargo started it eight years ago. [applause] my name is lesley, and i am a senior vice president of the san francisco chamber of commerce. my partner is steve adams, the president of the small business commission. we had the honor of cochairing small business week again this year, our second year running. and do was add flavors of san francisco last night? all right, thank you so much. you made it really amazing. we had a lot of small businesses, incredible restaurants, and all of the small business resource providers mated just extraordinary this year, many are saying the best ever. thank you for that. we celebrate small business week every year as a san francisco community, to celebrate, honor, and support small businesses that really bring the texture and the distinguished experiences in the neighborhoods. they bring the jobs. they put people to work. [applause] and then make our neighborhoods special. innovation is growing every day from the people in this room and small businesses acro
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Jul 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
in san francisco. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about the organization. >> we're 30 years old now. we started with 14 farmers, and it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores. we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, hocfarmersmarket.org. >> check them out. thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you $35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love it. >> mmm. >> what do you think? >> i think i am going to need more. perhaps you c
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Jul 24, 2012 2:00pm PDT
>> good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, july 24, 2012. supervisor avalos. supervisor campos. president chiu. supervisor chu. supervisor cohen. supervisor elsbernd. supervisor kim. supervisor mar. supervisor olague. supervisor wiener. mr. president, you have a quorum. president chiu: could we have a motion to excuse supervisor farrell? without objection, he is excused. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join me in the pledge of allegiance? [inaudible] we have a board meeting minutes from june 18 and june 19. those meeting minutes are approved. are there any communications? >> i have the communications. we are in the receipt of the referendum petition. against ordinance number 10412. the department of elections must notify the board by august 30. if it is not entirely repealed, the board shall submit the ordinance to the voters at the next statewide special municipal election. president chiu: could you read the consent agenda? >> items 129 comprise the consent agenda. if a member would like to discuss a matter, it shall be remove
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Jul 12, 2012 7:00pm PDT
great honor to welcome senator mark leno. >> thank you, scott. let's give a great big san francisco transwelcome to the supervisor of district 8, scott weiner doing a great job not only representing this district but the entire city. welcome to san francisco's largest transgender pride celebration of the year. one of the largest transevents anywhere on the planet earth. let me tell you, you looking fabulous. this is a wonderful community. one of my favorite events. been here every one of the nine years. we're going to have our 109 anniversary next year. let me just -- 10th anniversary next year. it has been a real honor, privilege and pleasure working with the transcommunity going back to my days on the board of supervisors when we formed the first transgender civil rights implementation task force from which came the first of its kind local ordinance making sure that there was equal access to the county health plan for our transgender employees of san francisco. when we got to sacramento, one of our first bills was to amend the california fair employment and housing act to include gender identi
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Jul 18, 2012 12:00pm PDT
of acting strangely. >> breaking news in san francisco. an officer involved shooting after an assault. good afternoon. we begin with breaking news right snow in san francisco. -- right now in san francisco. a officer involved shooting in the financial district. ktvu's paul chambers is live near the scene where police brocked off an area. paul, what have you learned? >> reporter: the chief wrapped up a press conference. there is an active scene out here assertions try to -- as officers try to figure out what happened. this vehicle is the person who was involved in the shooting. started at 10:17 at the chocolate factory inside peer 17. a stabbing happened right there. the person left that place, the suspect left that place, walked up washington and when he got to the intersection, he came across one officer. he ignored the officer and came across the second officer and he rushed the officer. a witness, this is what he had to say. >> he looked angry, like he was upset. he was acting strangely. he said something to him, to the suspect, he kept walking. when he walked to the female
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live and work in san francisco, and we are absolutely thrilled to be part of this initiative. we would like to thank mayor lee for supporting technology companies in san francisco. we would like to thank ron and sf-city for bringing technology companies together so they can do great things for the city and its citizens. and most of all we would like to thank the chief for having the forward-thinking to start this program and make this field recording app, which we believe is going to be a great thing not just for the city, but set the standard for mobile app field reporting for the nation. i would like to now invite scack -- zach gottlieb up here to walk you through some of our product designs. thank you. [applause] >> good morning. so i just want to say how excited we are to have the opportunity to work on a product like this that could have such a huge impact for the people of san francisco. imagine if you will the officer has this mobile device on their dashboard while they are driving. a call comes in. we know by their g.p.s. where in the vicinity they are, so we are able to
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Jul 10, 2012 1:30pm PDT
every day from the people in this room and small businesses across san francisco. >> and we would like to thank a few people who helped get us here today. san francisco small business week is managed by a volunteer committee made up of people who are dedicated to the success of small business. a special thank you to all you have made san francisco small business week the best anywhere. i do not know if you guys knew this, but san francisco small business week is the largest small business week celebration in the united states. [applause] so i would like to thank our honorary post, mayor ed lee. mark from the sba. michael from wells fargo. steve from the chamber of commerce. and our committee members, regina and jane from the office of small business. kathleen and steve from the small business administration. sharon of the renaissance entrepreneurial center. melanie with the san francisco chamber of commerce. brigid from the san francisco african american chamber of commerce. jim from the council of district merchants. eric and pat from the golden gate business association. edith o
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Jul 8, 2012 7:30am PDT
closely with the san francisco police department and that with them. we had extensive discussions with the representatives from the police department and with the abc. we have agreed to conditions that were laid out here this morning. it will ensure that target's alcohol sales operation did not negatively impact the community. the police are satisfied with those conditions, and targets operations, there will be no negative impact on the surrounding neighborhood, as is the abc. so we would ask the supervisors to follow the recommended issue of the police department. i am happy to answer any questions. [bell rings] >> thank you. any other public comment? if anybody else would like to comment on this item, you can line up on this side. >> good morning. my name is earl, and i was surprised that target was going to be selling alcohol, too. there was no community outreach, none that i know of. i go to committee meetings for the police department every month almost, and i do not hear -- i know walgreen's was talking about having an alcoholic thing, and there was a big push against that. there
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Jul 13, 2012 11:30am PDT
alto. i left after about three years and became an investment banker here in san francisco at thomas was all partners. working the industry for about five and a half years. in the summer of 2009, joined a venture capital firm. i am happily married. my wife and i lived around laurel village in district 2. we have two small children. our goal is five and our boy is three. how parents and excited to be here on the board. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? and tell us about what motivated your interest in politics. >> choosing to live in san francisco was natural, given that i was born and raised here. when you are a child, you do not understand what you have until you leave home. i have the fortunate opportunity to live in los angeles and abroad in ireland and in philadelphia. there is no place like home in san francisco is your home. very natural and something was looking forward to in trying to find a job to come home to after law school. my job afforded me that opportunity, to come back to the bay area. so i'm lucky, and i will be here the rest of my life. in terms of ge
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Jul 6, 2012 11:30am PDT
from the shores, and it is almost as if the san francisco bay area region was created for the america's cup, and i hope it stays with us for many years. i want to see the giants win the world series again, and already with spring training coming up, there's this feeling of exhilaration about the giants again, and i hope that the 49ers stay in the city, and bayview hunters for development is a key part of that. so i'll be making sure we are in communication because i think sports really helps encourage even children and our families to see that athletic and physical activity is so important in healthy lifestyles. >> are there any other issues that concern you that we have not discussed or areas that you plan to concentrate on throughout your remaining term as supervisor? >> some people do not know that we serve on a lot of other committees. i serve on the bay area quality -- air quality management district, and we are trying to clean the air, and there are days when it gets really hot and muggy, and we encourage people to think about air quality and share their cars or vehicles
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Jul 10, 2012 1:00pm PDT
california from farming. that applies to the filipinos and two others. they set foot in san francisco. a generation upon generation, of residence of san francisco had to endure the struggles and have made this city a very special place. i am very excited about the leadership that presides over san francisco today. mayor lee, supervisor chiu, mar, chu, and we had the treasurer. this ought to be a moment in which we celebrate the aspirations and the fact that we have risen to the governance of this country. the fact that we have changed the opportunity. last night, i have the opportunity to listen to an 86- year-old honoree at the gathering last night. she's had spoken about how her life was different and the opportunities that were denied because she was jewish. because of the efforts of norm and mike and your leade in, asiy are not denied opportunities because of where they come from. we are aspiring and we are leaving california and america in a new generation. -- leading california and america in a new generation. we have an obligation to lead in the 21st century. we are providing lead
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Jul 19, 2012 11:00am PDT
those milestones with citizens of san francisco and those that needed a voice. this last april 21, we celebrated her 25th anniversary in that growth. after the advent, alice wrestle shapiro left a voicemail on my phone network saying we have all these years nome, look at and honored the work she has done for the grove but when she was scheduled to be with us for just an hour and after three hours she was still there with the volunteers. the growth delivers something very special to nancy as well. she has left her impact on that space, on this community, and she has fought tirelessly for those that did not have a voice and needed a voice. i cannot think of a better person and more fitting location then to name middle drive nancy pelosi drive. it buffet's the national aids memorial grove and the city and county should be so honored that she stood up, wrote the legislation in this city has one of 43-memorials. i strongly support this. >> thank you. >> [reading names] >> good afternoon, commissioners. i speak on behalf of the san francisco interface council and myself in support of th
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Jul 24, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. i will be your hostess, and it is a pleasure to introduce the mayor of san francisco. please welcome mayor edwin lee. >> happy pride month. [applause] i am so happy to be here, and it is an honor to join this stage with our supervisors and jose. goolet's give a hand to our leader pelosi, the chief of police, mr. henderson from my office, and all the other leaders. thank you 3 much. we have a great reason to be celebratory the whole month, and i want to let you know i expect hundreds of thousands of people to come to our city to enjoy not only the great weather but the celebratory events and we have in store, and we are going the right direction. we are doing everything we can to have a city that is recovering common and and we get to shine our san francisco values for the rest of the country for a whole month, if not a whole year. how about that famine? i am not going to give you a whole speech. i am going to leave that to the other politicians. i take great pride in this city. whether it is commissioners or people in the community who work with us, our supervisors and electe
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Jul 3, 2012 9:00pm PDT
convenience as necessary -- or necessity of the people of the city and county of san francisco. >> i am the inspector with the police department. the applicant filed an application with the california department about alcoholic beverage control, seeking a type 20 off-sale beer and wine store license, located on the corner of 101 4th street. inside a commercial space with numerous retail establishments and eateries. for the purposes of this hearing, the california department of alcoholic beverage control, abc, six in determination from the board of supervisors as to the approval or denial of this license. police calls for service from july 2010 to january 2011, 101 police calls the police reports for the same time span, 14 reports. this premises is located on a slot 224. the high crime area is defined as 215 or more police reports in a plot. this one has 480 reports for 2010, over the high crime area definition by 265 reports. the applicant premises is located in a high crime area. this premises is located in census tracts 176.02, and population is 534. off-sale licenses of christ is one
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Jul 19, 2012 1:30am PDT
a day that san francisco should be proud of, a day that we should all be proud of. the san francisco civil rights ordinance is officially signed into law. i have been the coalition coordinator for the past two years and have seen firsthand the committee's efforts and inspiring bravery to bring us here today. i have also seen as support of elected officials and allies in the community. please help me in welcoming a few of these people to share this perspective today. help me recognized supervisor jane kim, the sponsor of the organizers -- of the ordinance. [applause] >> thank you. i cannot believe we are finally here. it has been a really long journey. the for our office, i know we came on board in august when we started working with the saved san francisco coalition. but for the coalition it has been an even longer journey. the starting in 2001, but really, the organizing that has happened in the last couple of years working with the police commission, the human rights commission, and organizing amongst community residents and community leaders that you see here today. we a
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Jul 22, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>>> up next on a second look, why is san francisco sinking? the problem, the cause, and the danger lurking under ground in the city by the bay. that's straight ahead tonight on a second look. >>> good evening i'm julie haener and this is a second look. san francisco is sinking. at least parts of it are and the extend of those areas might surprise people who live or work there. much of san francisco is built on landfill or sand. earlier this month ktvu's tara moriarty looked at how bad the problem is and how a big earthquake could make it worse. >> reporter: if you know where to look in san francisco you can see it, streets slowly sinking. at this house the first floor has sunk so much that the front bay window is only inches from the sidewalk. that's because that area was built on land created a century ago by filling marshes, creeks with sand and debris. it presents a major problem for engineers. >> you dig up a lot of places south of market where the pavement section on the street is 2 feet thick and so it's 2 feet thick because the ground continued to settle and they kept puttin
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Jul 5, 2012 11:30pm PDT
of the district stations as of june of this year. what does that mean for san francisco? how has that improved the way we manage crime? i want to talk about three things. there are a lot more, but i will go through three, and we will show you the system live. first of all, timely and visible information about crime . so today, because police officers are entering their reports directly into a data warehouse, when a crime happens in the tenderloin, it becomes visible in the mission, the bayview and everywhere else instantly the minute the report is finished. that is huge in terms of identifying crime trend, suspects, m.o.'s, et cetera. secondly, the search capable. as the chief mentioned, you would think we would have already had this type of capable. not only do we have a google type search capable, most of them require you search based on a way the city is set up. you can search on hair color, but the person should have blonde hair, black hair, blonde hair or other. what if they have purple or red and black hair? this allows you to search on specific hair color, specific anythin
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Jul 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
representing target this morning. this is an exciting project, the first target store in san francisco, one of the first city target stores to be opening in california. the new city target stores are slightly modified target stores, a little smaller than the traditional target stores but designed specifically to meet the needs of urban residents, commuters, tourists. a big part of -- a big component of the city target here in the metrion will be the grocery section. it will be significant and will offer fresh meat, produce, vegetables to the bakery items, and in conjunction with that first offering -- that grocery offering, the target would like to offer the convenience of being able to purchase beer and wine with their other cockroach reece -- a other grocers. the alcohol sales are small portion, but they are a convenience to customers shopping for grocery items, and consumers shopping for grocery items would expect to find the speed with respect to the comments raised this morning, we have worked very closely with the san francisco police department and that with them. we had extensive di
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Jul 15, 2012 4:30pm PDT
. enjoy, mental, eat. -- enjoy, mingle, eat. >> please look on the mayor of san francisco. -- please welcome at the mayor of san francisco. >> welcome, everyone. 102nd annual luncheon and i am distracted. first of all, i have made my staff very nervous. i am not following the teleprompter. i might not be in cahoots with the video. please bear with me. first of all, congratulations. thank you for being part of this rich collaboration to support our tourism and hospitality industry. i want to recognize the former mayor's for being here. i know they have shared a love for the city as i have and they know how important tourism is. they also know how important it is that we have to continue to be a strong city but also an international city and i am excited to be here, to be with you. to do this 102 times, this is fantastic. i am here to make one simple announcement. in light of the value of our tourism industry, and you know all of that, you are part of a very successful industry that has cost us some 71,000. we have an increase in visitors from 2010. you are also helping us to change of
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Jul 29, 2012 3:30pm PDT
efforts here not only in san francisco, but across the state. and to mayor lee, thank you for example, your leadership, your stewardship, and her strong support and wisdom of identifying a great leader of china sf and darlene chu, carrying the torch for the board of directors. there are a number of you assembled here and you have done an extraordinary job to demonstrate our commitment not just rhetorically but substantively in terms of engaging in defiance -- advancing our collective efforts to focus on trade and exports. to the entire team that have been at the helm for decades now, here in san francisco supporting our efforts to reach out to china on behalf of them, dianne feinstein who established our sister city our protocol chief, i am honored to be here. a 12 take a brief moment to say a few things on behalf of the state of california. like san francisco, california has always been a state of dreamers, and doors, and entrepreneurs. a state head -- that has prided itself of being on the leading and cutting edge of new ideas. we're one of the most diversity's, san francisc
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Jul 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the newest hospital or police or fire station. >> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go
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Jul 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, including martin luther king and john f. kennedy. also someone who more closely represents san francisco and its core values. however, i feel nancy pelosi no longer represents her constituency and now represents the so-called values of a federal p.r. campaign. i also feel ed lee, his ceremony and the new sign were an end run to many park lovers, including myself. i would be happy to hear names of assassinated persons representing san francisco and the values of san francisco locals, including harvey milk, also a noted rights activist. yesterday -- i did not see this but i know people who had, they killed a man while handcuffed to was unknown contributor to the occupy movement, which i member of. although he was handcuffed after being shot twice in the chest, the witnesses -- a witness to and being shot after they handcuffed him. it may well prove out in six months that this man was assassinated. occupy sf has no leaders and this man's contribution represent us and his death. his name was pray, a lovely name which i feel embodies the current status of the equal rights. i doubt the city commis
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Jul 10, 2012 10:00pm PDT
hours of play for san francisco residents, children and adults. please shoot down this appeal. let's put tur inform the park where san franciscans can can stay and play. thank you. >> good evening supervisors my name is ron dudam. i live a half a block. i can observe that the soccer fields has grown and having had personal conversations with a will the of the neighbors, i can tell you it's through this information much of what you've heard this evening. i recall an earlier meeting where there was a map of san francisco showing the original master plan. a time in the late 19th century when the western side of the city was considered uninhabitable. so master plan said leave it alone. if you were to do that, 200,000 residents on the western side of the city would need to leave. it's a ridiculous argument then. they've improved your argument but their rational is still flawed. the hybrid option is red herring. it is not meant to give you an alternative. it is meant to ofisca trve e the issue. it is disingenuous. our city is lucky who has a police chief who knows the city. his testimony shoul
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Jul 19, 2012 12:00am PDT
francisco general hospital! [applause] i am barbara garcia, director of health for the city of san francisco. we know the mayor is on his way. we are going to go ahead and start. this is a proud day for all bus. first of all, i want to thank all of you san franciscans for your support of the san francisco general trauma center. thank you. today, we dedicate your commitment to your own health, your family's help, and the help of all these city. -- your family's health, and the health of all of the city. you can see the new hospital is going up and is already beautiful. [applause] that is more than a building. it is the future of our hospital. and the general has always been a big part of our city, our past, present, and future. the story of san francisco general started in 1851 san francisco started the board of health. the hospital moved here to potrero avenue. the hospital was rebuilt over the years, offering children's and psychiatric services to respond to the needs of children. in the 1998's, the current hospital was -- the 1990's, the current hospital was built and was one of
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Jul 22, 2012 1:30pm PDT
, supervisors. coalition for san francisco neighborhoods. we passed two resolutions in the past year. this project has been going on for many years. let me read one of them. "the coalition for san francisco neighborhoods urges the planning commission not to approve -- excuse me. not approve any permits for building any health care in san francisco. the comprehensive master plan has been completed. the equipment needed to serve the health needs for the people of san francisco. this has not been done. another resolution we passed -- "we oppose the certification of the cpmc eir and the further in- depth analysis of alternative 3a, which would create more services at the st. luke's location. in march of this year, "the general assembly felt that the developers agreement was unsatisfactory and does not address the most important issues of hike on the van ness site, traffic mitigation, affordableaffordable housing, health care for low-income residents, a 30-inch pipeline on franklin street, and jobs for san francisco residents. more recently, i know one has thanked the whistle-blower, and perhap
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Jul 2, 2012 10:30pm PDT
of the city and county of san francisco, and before that county executive. is also a die-hard warriors fan, and i'm sure you have seen him sitting courtside on many occasions. ladies and gentlemen, lt. governor gavin newsom. [applause] >> all i have to say, when i heard rick bring up reds, these guys get it. peter and joe, you have to appreciate the significance of that statement. this is the town that landmarks the doggie diner head. we take these things seriously, so i appreciate the local respect and appreciation for our icon. we all recognize the iconic nature of this setting. this natural amphitheater is second to none anywhere in the world. q would like touote other ex- mayors, most cordless heracles, who said we do not imitate for we are the imitated of others -- i would like to quote other ex- mayors. mayor lee, you should be extraordinarily proud. to see the board of supervisors come together, it gives me great confidence that this project will come together by 2017. final point i will make its you need the state of california because you are on state property. if you
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